12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Taipei

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planning app .

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway. Traveling from London to Taipei, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Taipei is much warmer than London - with highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then hike along Taroko Gorge. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Farglory Ocean Park, then pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, and then trek along Zhuilu Old Trail.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Xiulin road trip planning website .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Maple Garden, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yuchi trip site .

Traveling by bus from Xiulin to Yuchi takes 2.5 hours. In July in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Taichung, Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

2
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Point. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Longpan Park, stroll through Eluanbi, and then meet the residents at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hengchun using our trip planner.

You can drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Eluanbi ©
Eluanbi

3
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Dragon Tiger Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River), then view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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